Org. Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Office of the SRSG within the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. The Senior Liaison Officer will report to the SRSG.
Within delegated authority, the Senior Liaison Officer will be responsible for the following duties :
Work implies frequent interaction with the following :
Senior Mission staff and Heads of Office
Verification and Liaison Team
Counterpart desk officers in DPA
Government Officials and representatives
Representatives from communities, woman’s groups and special interest groups
Results Expected :
Provides authoritative advice and counsel to senior Mission staff, national and international officials to develop strategies for dealing with the political and social causes of conflicts on a long term and large-
scale basis to help resolve and prevent recurrence of conflicts ensuring input from a wide spectrum of concerned parties, including women and women’s groups.
remains calm in stressful situations.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) degree in political science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area is required.
Experience of the peace process in Colombia is highly desirable. Experience working in Latin America and in providing advice to Senior UN officials is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Spanish (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-
effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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